About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Jul
25
Thu
2:00 pm Shark Week Movie Marathon: Shark...
Shark Week Movie Marathon: Shark...
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shark Week Movie Marathon: Sharknado @ Washington District Library-Sunnyland Branch
Come in for a shark movie showing! Popcorn provided. Movie: Sharknado (2013) Not Rated Ages: 16+.
6:00 pm Survivor: Shark Edition
Survivor: Shark Edition
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Survivor: Shark Edition @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Do you have what it takes to Survive? Compete against others in shark-themed challenges to earn points. The winners will receive all the glory and a prize! Ages: 9-18. Registration Required. Drop Off Event. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
6:30 pm Inspect Our Gadgets
Inspect Our Gadgets
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Inspect Our Gadgets @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Do you have a WDL adult library card? Did you know that the library offers a selection of “gadgets” for checkout? Join Erin to learn what WDL offers (Rokus, hotspots, Chromebooks, projector) and get a brief overview of how to use these items in your home.  Ages: 18+.  
Jul
26
Fri
9:00 am Library Delayed Opening
Library Delayed Opening
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Library Delayed Opening
Main and Branch libraries will open at 10 AM on the last Friday of each month to allow for all-staff meetings.
10:30 am Winter Storytime: Together Time
Winter Storytime: Together Time
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Winter Storytime: Together Time @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime fun for the whole family! Together Time is 30 minutes of stories, songs, & rhymes, followed by 15 minutes of activity stations. Stations include craft, sensory bins, and dramatic play. Ages: 3-5.
2:00 pm Shark Week Movie Marathon: Soul ...
Shark Week Movie Marathon: Soul ...
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shark Week Movie Marathon: Soul Surfer @ Washington District Library-Sunnyland Branch
Come in for a shark movie showing! Popcorn provided. Movie: Soul Surfer (2011) PG All ages.
4:00 pm Strawberry Sharkcake & Games
Strawberry Sharkcake & Games
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strawberry Sharkcake & Games @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Play shark-themed card and board games while eating strawberry shortcake with a sharky twist. Ages: 9-18. Registration Required. Drop Off Event. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Jul
27
Sat
10:00 am Shark Bingo
Shark Bingo
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Shark Bingo @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Bring the whole family out to play bingo and win prizes! Kids & their families.
Jul
30
Tue
6:30 pm CrafTEEN
CrafTEEN
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CrafTEEN @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Sign-up to make a different craft every month! July Craft: Beaded Bracelets. Ages: 12-18. Registration Required. Call (309) 444-2241 to register.
Aug
1
Thu
6:30 pm Genealogy Meet-Up
Genealogy Meet-Up
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Meet-Up @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for Genealogy Meet-Up at our new time! Come and share your discoveries and learn more about genealogical resources. This month we welcome guest speaker, Connie Essig. Ages: 18+.